Human Rights History Across Cultures and Religions

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

In this Human Rights History Across Cultures and Religions unit, offered by Open Universities Australia and Curtin University, you will be taught how the idea of human rights came to exist across various cultures and how these cultures have developed human rights principles. You will also engage in discussion and debate as to where the foundations of human rights lie.

On completion of this unit you will be able to confidently describe and evaluate the ideas of human rights from a range of cultures and religious traditions. This understanding will act as a strong foundation for exploring topics and concepts related to human rights advocacy and protection.

You will also begin to engage in and critically analyse dialogue as a means of dismantling the barriers to universal human rights. This topic will encourage you to think logically and analytically, helping you discover skills of negotiation along the way. Furthermore, you will be required to become familiar with technology to locate human rights literature and other sources.

Eligibility

In order to enrol on this unit you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Human Rights
  • Master of Human Rights

Areas of study

In this Human Rights History Across Cultures and Religions unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction – thinking about human rights, cultures and religions
  • Universalism and cultural relativism
  • Dialogue as a means of overcoming barriers to human rights across cultures/religions
  • Constructing human rights beyond the limits of the modern western view
  • Human rights and Christianity
  • Human rights – an African perspective
  • Human rights and Islam
  • Human rights and Indigenous peoples
  • Human rights and Buddhism

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Human Rights, Curtin University
  • Master of Human Rights, Curtin University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit will provide you with a solid understanding of human rights issues across different cultures and religions, which is a useful knowledge base to have for anyone interested in pursuing work in the field of human rights advocacy and protection.

By having an in-depth understanding of the major principles and underpinnings of human rights ideas, you will be prepared to work in government departments, NGOs as well as international organisations such as the United Nations.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Human Rights History Across Cultures and Religions from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUAs full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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